DirSync installation ERROR on Server 2012 – Timeout has occured

Issue:  During the latest DirSync Install released in June 2013 you get following error when installing Dirsync on Windows Server 2012: Workaround: First from Control panel uninstall all DirSync related components Open CMD as an Administrator and browse to DirSync directory Run dirsync.exe /FULLSQL (This will install Sync Tool without SQL bits) Once Installation in … More DirSync installation ERROR on Server 2012 – Timeout has occured

Office 365 Unified Messaging with Lync 2013 On Premise

Update – 30/04/2018 – Minor changes UPDATE – 13/01/16 – Further updates and some tasks removed. Also note this does not contain any information for configuring Cloud PBX using UM in O365. UPDATE – 10/06/15 I have also tested this configuration with Skype for Business and Exchange 2013 SP1 RU5 Hybrid with the current Office … More Office 365 Unified Messaging with Lync 2013 On Premise

The Service Fails to Start: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion

During a recent deployment it was noticed that the DirSync and ADFS 2.0 servers were showing the following error in the Event log which stopped me from proceding with the installation The Service Fails to Start: “The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion –  Event ID 7000 … More The Service Fails to Start: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion

Exchange 2010 Mailbox Migration Fails with The socket connection aborted

If you are trying to migrate a Mailbox from on premise to Office 365 and see the following error: The DataImportTimeout property may be set too low as by default it is set to 60 seconds and can be set up to 30 minutes. You may find that the migration may have started as depending … More Exchange 2010 Mailbox Migration Fails with The socket connection aborted

Wildcard Autodiscover Outlook Client Warnings

If in your setup your external email domain is customer.com but your internal domain is customer.net for example unless the wildcard certificate contains the internal *.customer.net as well the clients will warn that the server cannot be trusted this is due to the fact that the certificate does not have the relevant information. But before … More Wildcard Autodiscover Outlook Client Warnings

Firewall Ports for Office 365

I have been asked many times for the port information and tried many ways to try and portray this in a manner which is simple to understand. For further URL’s IP’s please review the following Microsoft information – https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Office-365-URLs-and-IP-address-ranges-8548a211-3fe7-47cb-abb1-355ea5aa88a2?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US#BKMK_Portal-identity. I will maintain the separate workloads from this blog but it sometimes it is not always … More Firewall Ports for Office 365